I'm thinking of setting up a Pi to play audio files on my NAS to my hifi. I know I will need a sound card, Hiberry looks fine to me. I've tried Kodi on my Windows PC, I think it will do what I want and equally importantly it seems the way my music is arranged on the NAS gives a satisfactory structure in Kodi, far better than in Windows Media Player.
But should I consider any other software before plunging into Kodi? One attraction of Kodi was being able to try it on my PC.